08 August – 15 August 2018
|Company:||Sziget Cultural Management Ltd.|
|Phone:||0036 1 372 06 50|
|Fax:||0036 1 372 06 76|
|Capacity:||70.000 – 80.000|
|10 music stages, 20 other program and artistic venues and 30 sponsor venues with mainly music (dj) programs|
The first Sziget was held in 1993 and it is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. It is held annually in August in Budapest, Hungary. It has around 1.000 performances each year. The program includes music (all genres), theatre, street theatre, circus, puppets and has also installations, exhibitions, gastronomy. Sziget attracts almost 400.000 people each year to an island in the Danube to join the fabulous atmosphere of this multicultural event. Sziget is many festivals in one: each venue proposes a series of programs, „individual festivals“ are offered to the audience, to the lovers of mainstream music, world music, hard rock, metal, alternative styles, blues and jazz. Visitors can enjoy a number of prosaic, dance and motion theatre performances all trough the festival. The location is also a site of art exhibitions, literary events and classical music concerts and many more. Sziget is a place to meet people with the single interest of experiencing a world, a micro society, where culture is living and each person is part of making this experience real. Sziget has an atmosphere that is almost impossible to describe, because it has so many different personal aspects. Sziget is something one has to see to understand what being part of Sziget feeling means!
Pop, Rock, Metal, Electro, World Music, Folk Music, Jazz, Classical Music, Fusion, Reggae, Balkan Beats
Sziget Festival presented acts like: Prince, Muse, Radiohead, Faith No More, Iron Maiden, The Killers, The Toy Dolls, The Hives, Tool, R.E.M., Madness, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Faithless, Mika, Kasabian, Placebo, The Offspring, The Prodigy, Snow Partol, Pendulum, Fatboy Slim, Ska-P, Armin van Buuren, Bloc Party, DJ Shadow, Calvin Harris, Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club, White Lies, Salif Keita, Cesaria Evora, Khaled, Mory Kante, Oi Va Voi, Los de Abajo, 08001, Charlie Winston, White Lies, Tricky, Squarepusher, Yeasayer, Bad Religion, Paradise Lost, Ill Nino, Monster Magnet, Infected Mushroom, Gotan Project, Sinead O’Connor, Nine Inch Nails, The Chemical Brothers, Manu Chao, Pink, Laurent Garnier, Gogol Bordello, Juliette and the Licks, SKAtalites, Rachid Taha, Manu Dibango, Sergent Garcia, Varttina, Leningrad, Salif Keita, Hooverphonic, Unkle, Khaled, Korn, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds,Natalie Imbruglia, Morcheeba, Alanis Morissette, Kaiser Chiefs, Sex Pistols, Jamiroquai, Jose Gonzales, Nouvelle Vague, Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers, Lily Allen, Editors, Danko Jones, Coldcut, José Padilla, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox, Justice, Chase & Status, MGMT, Róisín Murphy, Apocalyptica, The Good, the Bad and the Queen and many others.